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Mobile FirstLook 2015 New York Jan. 14-15: Coca-Cola, GE, Time, Forrester, American Eagle, Twitter, NYT, Deloitte

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The fourth annual Mobile FirstLook: Strategy 2015 conference Jan. 14-15 featured speakers from Coca-Cola, GE, Time Inc., Forrester Research, American Eagle Outfitters, eBay?s StubHub, Twitter, Yahoo?s Tumblr, Deloitte and The New York Times. 

This two-day New York event is a must-attend for brands, retailers, ad agencies and publishers looking to develop and implement mobile-surround strategies and tactics in 2015, a year where mobile integration into other channels and mediums will question orthodoxies in marketing and retail.

At this exclusive summit organized by this publication at the Time & Life Building in Midtown Manhattan, attendees will get to listen and meet with key executives moving the needle for mobile advertising, marketing, media and commerce. The conference, whose agenda is below, will be limited to only 200 delegates and is divided into brand- and retailer-led keynotes as well as concurrent deep-dive panel discussions with marketers, ad agencies and market researchers on various mobile verticals and disciplines.

"The discussions around mobile next year will focus on integration and making mobile the common DNA that runs through all marketers? marketing and retail efforts," said Mickey Alam Khan, editor in chief of Mobile Marketer and Mobile Commerce Daily, New York. "Consumers now expect a level of sophistication in their interactions with brands that recognizes and rewards past behavior and anticipates future actions.

?That said, the issues of privacy, device upgrade fatigue, slowing tablet sales and growing complication in technology, execution and media measurement will require safe hands to handle mobile marketing and mobile commerce pushes,? he said. 

Key analysis and insight ??
Completely editorially led, Mobile FirstLook: Strategy 2015 will offer enough insight and analysis for attendees to make informed opinions in a year where the fight for the consumer's attention and wallet will be more intense than ever.

In addition to research on mobile marketing and mobile commerce, the summit will also focus on the issues, opportunities and challenges that lie ahead in mobile advertising, banking and payments, content and publishing, database/CRM, email, legal/privacy, mobile commerce, search and social media.

Also under discussion will be the role of advertising agencies as mobile redefines their role as brand custodians as well as a recap of holiday 2014 from the mobile standpoint.

Attendees will get access to all presentations made at the event.

The event is priced at $695 for two days, which includes breakfast, lunch and cocktails on day one and breakfast and lunch on day two. Refunds will not be given 72 hours before the event or for no-shows on the day of the conference.

For sponsorships including tables, lunch keynotes, moderating slots, seat drops, charging station, breakfast and cocktail hour, please contact Jodie Solomon at .

Mobile FirstLook: Strategy 2015 is part of this publication?s exclusive summit series.

The summit agenda can also be accessed via


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Time & Life Building ??
1271 Avenue of the Americas, ??8th Floor Gallery
??New York, NY 10001

DAY 1 ??Jan. 14, 2015
7:30 a.m. ? 8:30 a.m. ??
8th Floor Gallery?
Breakfast and Registration

8:30 a.m. ? 8:45 a.m.
??8th Floor Auditorium?
Welcome Address?
Outlook 2015: Weaving Mobile into the Fabric of Retail and Marketing

Mickey Alam Khan, editor in chief, Mobile Marketer and Mobile Commerce Daily

8:45 a.m. ? 9:30 a.m.
?8th Floor Auditorium
Opening Keynote     
Coca-Cola: Marketing in a Mobile World
That mobile is a macro-force changing everything is beyond debate.  But what can be debated is how marketers and marketing must evolve to remain relevant and effective in this changing world.  Few companies on the planet touch more people in more places on a daily basis or drive as many physical transactions than Coca-Cola: Nearly 2 billion servings of its products every day. In this session, attendees will learn:

? Steps that the marketer is taking to have mobile become an indispensable and irrevocable part of its business
? What worked last year and lessons learned
? How the Coca-Cola consumer is changing
? Outlook for the year ahead

Tom Daly, global group director, Coca-Cola

9:30 a.m. ? 9:35 a.m. 
Mobile Hall of Fame Induction

9:35 a.m. ? 9:45 a.m.?

9:45 a.m. ? 10.30 a.m. ?
Research Keynote?
8th Floor Auditorium
Forrester Research: The Mobile Mind Shift: Closing the Capability Gap
Consumer expectations have shifted. Forrester Research calculates that 21 percent of United States online adults expect to get what they need in context immediately in their moment of need. Another 29 percent sit on the bubble of shifting. For brands, this means the battleground for consumers has shifted to what Forrester calls "mobile moments." A mobile moment is a point in time and space when a consumer reaches for his or her phone to get what he or she wants immediately, in context. Companies are woefully unprepared to make this mobile mind shift with their customers. Only 4 percent of executives surveyed by Forrester have the budget, resources and organization in place to make the shift. This session will share:

? How consumers have evolved their mobile behavior and what it means for marketers
? What defines the mobile mind shift
? Anticipating consumer expectations in the year ahead
? Market data on mobile consumption

Speaker: ?
Julie Ask, vice president and principal analyst, Forrester Research

10:30 a.m. ? 10:45 a.m.

10:45 a.m. ?11:30 a.m. ?
8th Floor Auditorium
Time Inc.: How Mobile Became the Largest Digital Platform for the World?s Leading Magazine Publisher
Time Inc. reaches 63.2 million mobile unique visitors per month. Sixty-seven percent of Time Inc.'s digital audience visits on a mobile device, and more than half of the publisher?s total digital audience accesses Time Inc. sites exclusively on mobile. Major mobile growth over the past two years has propelled Time Inc. to be ranked No. 15 by comScore among top media properties for total mobile unique visitors in the United States. In this discussion will include:

? How Time Inc. turned itself into a mobile powerhouse
? How consumer reading and viewing habits have changed ? and what it means for media
? What Time Inc. has done to position its advertising business for the future
? Outlook for the year ahead for publishers

Sol Masch, executive director of video and mobile advertising, Time Inc.

11:30 a.m. ? 11:45 a.m.

11:45 a.m. ? 12:30 p.m.?
8th Floor Auditorium
American Eagle Outfitters: How Mobile will Shape the Apparel Retailer's Strategy in 2015

Joe Megibow, chief digital officer, American Eagle Outfitters

12:45 p.m. ? 2 p.m.?

12:45 p.m. ? 1:15 p.m.?
8th Floor Auditorium?
Sponsored Lunch Keynote

The Path to Mobile App Success
You have invested significant resources to build your mobile application and bring it to market. But where are the users? Why are you not getting the results you hoped for? The path to mobile app success is challenging.  Industry analyst firm Canalys reports that two-thirds of apps receive fewer than 1,000 downloads in the first year. You need the right mix of insights, tactics and technology to maximize the effectiveness of your app. This keynote takes a look at survey data and lessons learned to date to summarize best practices in:

? App design and development
? App marketing and user acquisition
? Engagement and retention
? Conversion and monetization

Bob Moul, CEO, Artisan Mobile

1:15 p.m. ? 1:45 p.m.?
8th Floor Auditorium?
Sponsored Lunch Keynote

?Urban Airship

2 p.m. ? 2:45 p.m. ?
8th Floor Auditorium
Twitter: Understanding the Ubiquitous Media Channel in a New Digital Age
As one of the leading social media networks worldwide with more than 500 million users, Twitter has become the digital heartbeat of consumer undercurrents. One of the earliest networks that started in the mobile medium, Twitter is best known for amplifying actions, reactions or emerging patterns of behavior that influence policymaking as well as consumer and business decisions. In this session, delegates will learn:

? Twitter's significance as a ubiquitous media channel in a new digital age
? How the nature of Twitter as live, public, conversational and real time allows unique opportunities for marketers
? The modern retail consumer and, specifically, consumers on Twitter 
? Best-practice tips and case studies of what works on the platform for retail brands and what success looks like

?Ori Carmel, marketing manager, Twitter

2:45 p.m. ? 3 p.m.

3 p.m. ? 3:30 p.m.?
8th Floor Auditorium?
Advertising: Where are the Budgets?
As consumer activity moves to mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets, smart watches and smart glasses, marketers look to follow those eyeballs. However, mobile?s share of multichannel advertising budgets is still not matching audience numbers. This session will discuss:

? Trends in mobile advertising, including opportunities and challenges ?
? Brand, retailer and agency issues with targeting, measurement, cookies and tracking ?
? Role of advertising agencies, ad networks and real-time bidding exchanges in media buying ?
? Which channels are getting the ad dollars
? Room for marketing and retail on wearables?

Stefan Sellberg, senior vice president for the media practice, Millward Brown
Tom Cramer, mobile practice lead, Razorfish?
Greg Stuart, CEO, Mobile Marketing Association
Fernando Espejel, vice president, director of digital platforms, FCB Chicago
Andy Maskin, emerging technology consultant

Chantal Tode, senior editor, Mobile Marketer and Mobile Commerce Daily

3 p.m. ? 3:30 p.m.?
?8th Floor, Room ABC
Ad Agencies: Defining Their Role in a Rapidly Evolving Mobile-Influenced Advertising and Marketing Environment 
Technology has turned upside down the relationship between advertising agencies and their clients. Brands and retailers often bypass agencies in favor of direct dealings with mobile vendors who increasingly offer creative, technology and media services. This session will discuss:

? How mobile has changed the agency?s relationship with clients and role in the advertising and marketing process ?
? Who owns mobile within the agency ?
? How the creative development and media planning and buying have changed, along with mobile?s intersection with multichannel campaigns ?
? What clients are saying about mobile, and what that means for agencies, media and service providers

Panelists: ?
Jodi Andrews, regional director of digital investment, PHD
Jonathan Greene, mobile and social platforms, R/GA
Doug Platts, vice president of search strategy, iCrossing

Mickey Alam Khan, editor in chief, Mobile Marketer and Mobile Commerce Daily

3:30 p.m. ? 3:45 p.m. 

3:45 p.m. ? 4:15 p.m.
8th Floor Auditorium?
Content, Media and Publishing: Monetization and Advertising Challenges Loom Large?
Without doubt, consumers are now reading more on mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets and ereaders than desktop computers and laptops. That evolving behavior is threatening the economics of content on mobile: advertising dollars are not following eyeballs, nor do paywalls work for commoditized news and content categories. This session will discuss:

? How mobile is jeopardizing established media models without transference of adequate ad dollars and subscriptions from print to online and now to mobile ?
? How publishers can monetize mobile even as supply completely outstrips demand ?
? The new face of media planning and buying: Programmatic buying, real-time exchanges and ad networks ?
? User behavior on smartphones versus tablets, and what that means for content producers

Panelists: ?
Scott Stanchak, director of mobile marketing, The New York Times
David Hayes, head of creative strategy, Yahoo?s Tumblr

Moderator: ?
Michael Barris, staff reporter, Mobile Marketer and Mobile Commerce Daily

3:45 p.m. ? 4:15 p.m.
8th Floor, Room ABC?
Database/CRM: Potential to Build Relationships on Mobile Lies Unexploited?
Even as consumers move their work, life and play activities to mobile, marketers are struggling to keep pace with their marketing outreach on the most personal medium of all time. SMS and optimized email clearly are not being used to their full scope to add mobile to their multichannel CRM mix. This session will discuss:

? Why more mobile databases are not being developed ? and at what ultimate cost ?
? The struggle with analytics and measurement ?
? Apple Passbook integration and what more can be done to involve brands and retailers ?
? Why common short codes are key to drive traffic and customers to other retail channels including stores

Panelists: ?
Sheryl Kingstone, research director for mobile leadership strategies, 451 Research ?
Doug Platts, vice president of search strategy, iCrossing

Moderator: ?
Jeff Hasen, founder/president, Gotta Mobilize

4:15 p.m. ? 4:30 p.m.

4:30 p.m. ? 5:15 p.m.?
8th Floor Auditorium
?Closing Keynote, Day 1
DigitasHealth LifeBrands: State of mHealth in 2015
With the explosion of smartphones, tablets, wearables and Internet of Things, a new revolution is taking place in healthcare. Digitally empowered patients are more in control of their health than ever before. They are eager to participate in the treatment plan, expecting cheaper, better and personalized care. Looking into 2015, what are the hottest mHealth trends that will further shape the healthcare industry? This session will give delegates an overview of the mobile health space and its emerging trends for 2015, including:

? An overview of the health landscape 
? MHealth trends in 2015 and how the healthcare industry is getting transformed
? Implications for brands and consumers
? Best-practice tips

Lucy L. Chalmeton, mobile strategy and innovation, DigitasHealth LifeBrand

5:15 p.m. ? 6:15 p.m.
Sponsored Cocktail Reception


7:30 a.m. ? 8:30 a.m.
??8th Floor Gallery
??Breakfast and Registration

8:30 a.m. ? 8:45 a.m.??
8th Floor Auditorium?
Hello Again: Brands, Retailers, Agencies and Analysts Discuss Mobile Strategies for 2015?

??Mickey Alam Khan, editor in chief, Mobile Marketer and Mobile Commerce Daily

8:45 a.m. ? 9:30 a.m.?
8th Floor Auditorium?
Opening Keynote 
Deloitte: State of Mobile Retail and Mobile Commerce 
Mobile continues to grow in its effect on retail. Not only are retailers and brands embracing mobile knowhow in-store with beacons that deliver targeted offers, but they are also syncing their databases across all channels to recognize the customer throughout her shopping journey. As it turns out, mobile is set to become one of the biggest influencers for retail shopping and sales. Even on-device transactions are growing by the billions as consumers get more comfortable shopping and buying on smartphones and tablets. And who knows the possibilities of smart watches and paying via phone through Apple Pay? This session will focus on:
? Advances in mobile commerce 
? Progress in metrics, usage patterns and features and functions 
? The effect that mobile is having on retail more broadly as the in-store consumer is increasingly armed with a mobile device and using it while shopping in-store
? Mobile commerce data and stats

?Kasey Lobaugh, chief retail innovation officer, Deloitte

9:30 a.m. ? 9:45 a.m. 

9:45 a.m. ? 10.30 a.m.?
8th Floor Auditorium
?GE: How the World?s Leading Industrial Products Giant Leverages Mobile

Katrina Craigwell, global manager of digital marketing, GE

10:30 a.m. ? 10:45 a.m.?

10:45 a.m. ? 11:15 a.m.?
8th Floor Auditorium?
Legal/Privacy: Big Data, Big Brother, Big Issues ?
The legal landscape around mobile is characterized by unsettled issues over privacy, data collection, ad targeting, tracking and legislation that could dilute the full potential of mobile advertising, marketing and commerce. Add to that government surveillance concerns over consumer-data sweeps, fueling suspicion over the fill extent of cooperation from wireless carriers, social media networks, content producers and digital giants. This session will discuss:

? Consumer concerns over data collection and such information?s end use ?
? The difference in approach toward privacy in the European Union versus the United States and what that means for mobile ?
? Pending legislation nationwide and overseas: Do Not Track, right to be forgotten and data profiles ?
? How the cookie crumbles: why advertising suffers from lack of cookies on mobile Web

Panelists: ?
Andrew Lustigman, partner, Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP
Linda Goldstein, partner, Manatt Phelps & Phillips
Joseph Rosenbaum, partner and global chair for the advertising technology and media law practice, Reed Smith

Moderator: ?
Mickey Alam Khan, editor in chief, Mobile Marketer and Mobile Commerce Daily

10:45 a.m. ? 11:15 a.m.?
8th Floor, Room ABC
Mobile Commerce: How Convenience, Security and Mobile-Friendly Interfaces are Driving Purchases and Payments on Smartphones and Tablets?
The brightest spot in retail is mobile commerce. Not only does mobile generate sales on sites and applications optimized for mobile devices, it also drives traffic into stores. This session will discuss:

? Trends in mobile commerce, including spend numbers and differences in behavior over smartphones versus tablets, mobile Web sites versus applications and ecommerce versus mcommerce ?
? Responsive Web design or dedicated mobile sites: how Google is influencing decisions ?
? Why showrooming is here to stay and what to do about it ?
? Is mobile advertising and marketing driving mobile commerce?

Panelists: ?
India Wooldridge, vice president and deputy director, McCann Truth Central
Scott Stanchak, director of mobile marketing, The New York Times
Andy Maskin, advertising consultant

Michael Boland, chief analyst and vice president, BIA/Kelsey

11:15 a.m. ? 11:30 a.m.?

11:30 a.m. ? 12:15 p.m. 
8th Floor Auditorium
Mindshare: Wearables and What 2015 Will Bring
Wearables have become topic du jour across media, agencies and brand confabs. The Apple Watch line is set to revolutionize a category that failed to arouse consumer interest when Samsung and its ilk launched smart watches. That said, marketers are taking a wait-and-see attitude on the utility and adoption of wearables. Health and fitness are areas of promise, but marketers expect a transfer of the more basic tasks from smartphones to smart watches. In this session, attendees will learn:

? The current wearables landscape 
? Outlook for 2015 and its marketing and retail implications
? How brands are leveraging wearables and what they are doing to extend their stories in this space

?Jeff Malmad, managing director, Mindshare

12:15 p.m. ? 12:30 p.m.?

12:30 p.m. ? 1 p.m.?
8th Floor Auditorium?
Search: How Mobile is Redefining Search Across Smartphones and Tablets
The single column structure of smartphones has forced Google to rethink its business model in the mobile context. Consumers are no longer just typing words in a box, but searching via maps and voice commands, expecting results to be instantaneous, local and clickable to a mobile site or phone number. This session will discuss:

? How mobile has changed search behavior and what that means for retailers, brands and publishers ?
? Turning around an ocean liner: Google?s challenge ahead as it adjusts to fewer paid search ads on smartphones and lower CPMs with search-oriented wearable devices, cars and Google Glass ?
? How in-site mobile search is key to mobile commerce browsing, shopping and sales ?
? Best-practice tips for mobile search, including pointers for the after-effects of Google Enhanced campaigns

Speaker: ?
Michael Boland, senior analyst and vice president of content, BIA/Kelsey

12:30 p.m. ? 1 p.m.
?8th Floor, Room ABC
?Social Media: Where Content, Commerce, Advertising and Conversations are Headed 
Usage patterns on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Google+, Snapchat, Pinterest, Tumbr, Vine and LinkedIn indicate that social media now is largely a mobile game. Questions, however, remain on whether these large networks can adequately monetize mobile to pay off investments and please investors while struggling to prove ROI on ads and sponsored posts on smaller screens. This session will discuss:

? How the key social media players ? Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Snapchat and Google+ ? will shape advertising and marketing messages on mobile ?
? The struggle to monetize social media on mobile ?
? Lingering issues for mobile from social media ROI on the PC Web ?
? Will marketing overload turn off consumers from continuing engagement over mobile social media?

Panelists: ?
Joe Gizzi, director of strategy, Meredith Xcelerated Marketing (MXM)
David Patillo, industry director, Twitter

Mickey Alam Khan, editor in chief, Mobile Marketer and Mobile Commerce Daily

1 p.m. ? 2:30 p.m.?

1:15 p.m. ? 1:45 p.m.
8th Floor Auditorium?
Sponsored Lunch Keynote
If Mobile is Eating the World, You Don?t Want to Get Swallowed: Strategies for Success in 2015 and Beyond
It has been said that ?mobile is eating the world.? People are now spending an average of nearly three hours per day on a mobile device, which means if you are not capitalizing on mobile, you are missing out. In fact, mobile applications are expected to generate $135 billion in revenue in 2018, which presents an astounding opportunity for marketers. In this keynote, speakers will discuss strategies for success on mobile in 2015 and beyond, including:

? Mobile marketing goals: Should you be focused primarily on revenue, installs, or something else?
? Retargeting: Why it is beneficial and the larger role it will play in mobile advertising going forward
? Apple iOS versus Google?s Android: Advantages and disadvantages of each and how the balance could shift in the future
? Managing a portfolio of apps: How to be successful in doing this and how marketing strategies compare across each

Spencer Scott, chief revenue officer, Fiksu
Jeanniey Mullen, vice president of marketing, Barnes & Noble sibling NOOK

1:45 p.m. ? 2:15 p.m.?
8th Floor Auditorium
?Sponsored Lunch Keynote?

Optimizing the Mobile App's Engagement and Loyalty 
Mobile marketers need to optimize customer engagement and loyalty. That is best done with the right set of tools that make it dead simple. Learn eight quick and easy recipes for optimization such as using marketing automation to reduce mobile cart abandonment, leveraging location-based notifications, testing and optimizing purchase funnel flows, and how to measure the success of mobile campaigns, including:

? A/B testing of user interface, content, workflow and messaging 
? Reducing mobile cart abandonment 
? Leveraging location-based notifications 
? Measuring success in mobile application campaigns 

Speaker: ?
Momchil Kyurkchiev, CEO, Leanplum?

2:15 p.m. ? 2:30 p.m.?

2:30 p.m. ? 3.15 p.m.
?8th Floor Auditorium
?Tumblr: Making Mobile Ads Work 
Owned by Yahoo, Tumblr is one of the most successful blogging platforms in an age of 160 characters, six-second videos and emojis. And yet the long-form content on the platform has attracted serious attention from bloggers and readers. Brands are now jumping on board. In this session, the speaker will discuss:

? How to build a development team
? Elements of great mobile design
? Supporting and listening to users
? Looking for great mobile ads? Find a great product
? Going native: Good products lead to great ads, how products picked frame ads and how to empower users
? Product presentation and how the application is the frame, how to give control to users and have them work on the brand?s behalf and listening and looking for feedback

Chris Haseman, head of mobile, Tumblr

3:15 p.m. ? 3:30 p.m.

3:30 p.m. ? 4:15 p.m.?
8th Floor Auditorium
Closing Keynote
StubHub: Building a Marketplace and Delivering Experiences Beginning and Ending with Fans
At StubHub, the mission is simple: provide fans a safe, convenient place to get tickets to the games, concerts and theater shows that they want to see, and an easy way to sell their tickets when they cannot go. The world's largest fan-to-fan marketplace has been at it since 2000. Owned by eBay, it continues to lead the way, making sure that fans have an open marketplace where they can buy or sell tickets without restrictions or limitations. 

The importance of mobile in enabling a more direct connection between brands and consumers
The opportunity of mobile to deliver more a personalized, relevant experiences beyond transactions
How consumers are increasingly moving toward an impulse and last-minute purchase frame of mind, and why brands have to be smart about how they analyzing Big Data, understanding that behavior and building useful and personalized experiences that add value in a crowded landscape
Michael Lattig, head of brand and creative, StubHub

Raffle for Dom Perignon

Vanessa Horwell, chief visibility officer, ThinkInk
Val Christopherson, managing director, Global Results Communications
Viki Zabala, mobile consultant

Conference ends

Hotels in the Midtown Manhattan neighborhood (from nearest to farthest):

The Hilton New York 
1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019; tel: 212-586-7000
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The Palace Hotel 
455 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022; tel: 212-888-7000
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The Bryant Park Hotel 
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New York Marriot Marquis
1535 Broadway, New York, NY 10036; tel: 212-398-1900 
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Sheraton Times Square
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Hotels in the Lower Manhattan neighborhood:

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New York City - Financial District, 8 Stone Street, New York, NY 10004; tel: 212-480-9100; please click here for the Web site

The Ritz-Carlton Battery Park, Two West Street, New York, NY 10004; tel: 212-344-0800; please click here for the Web site

New York Marriott Downtown, 85 West Street at Albany Street, New York, NY 10006; tel: 212-385-4900;please click here for the Web site

W New York Downtown, 123 Washington Street (entrance on Albany Street), New York, NY 10006; tel: 646-826-8600; please click here for the Web site

Millennium Hilton, 55 Church Street, New York, NY 10007; tel: 212-693-2001; please click here for the Web site

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